noun, plural lav·a·to·ries.
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Origin of lavatory
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Example sentences from the Web for lavatory
Some cities, including Portland, Oregon, and Montreal, Canada, are rising to the challenge with stand-alone lavatories that anybody can use, free of charge.How to build freestanding public restrooms that are clean and safe|Andrew Giambrone|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
He jiggled the faceted glass door knob to let the person inside know he was hogging the lavatory.
The impromptu Bombastes excited universal applause, and just at the end Wright ran in through the lavatory.
The consequence was, that I was severely hurt, and might have been seriously injured in entering the lavatory.
There was a little lavatory off the third room of the suite, and Mr. Norcross went in and washed his face and hands.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
On the other, through a curtained alcove, he could see a tiny lavatory.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
A study of the illustrations will show clearly how the lavatory has been improved.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for lavatory
noun plural -ries
- a sanitary installation for receiving and disposing of urine and faeces, consisting of a bowl fitted with a water-flushing device and connected to a drain
- a room containing such an installation